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Tag: learning

Sapiens

The book Sapiens has been on my bedside table for about two years.  I have so many books to read and just did not get to it.  I started today and the first few paragraphs have me riveted.  And like many stories we have heard before, the book was rejected many times before it was published. Continue reading

Why generalists triumph in a specialized world

After hearing author David Epstein speak on a radio show, I have added his book to my reading list.  Epstein wrote Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.  It piqued my interest because I’ve always seen value in spending your time in multiple lanes as that way you don’t know which rules you’re not allowed to break.  Creativity comes from connecting dots from far flung places and it’s hard to see those dots when you’re specializing in just one area.  This, along with the fact that our young people will be working one day in jobs that don’t even exist yet.  So how can you prepare?  You can be a creative, critical thinker.  Epstein talks about embracing trial and error in life in order to triangulate (almost like finding a given cell phone by comparing the pings off a number of towers) and figure out which signal suits you most.  You find out where you belong by finding out where you don’t belong. Continue reading

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